Akwa Ibom State government and MTN have signed a contract for full broadband services.
This deal will ensure 24 hours provision of high speed Internet service via fibre network to Dakadda Luxury Estate in Uruan.
The development is expected to enhance high level security within the estate. Also the Fibre-to-The-Home (FTTH) project is expected to promote high-speed Internet penetration and create an impact on the economy.
It will be recalled that the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo flagged-off the 557 units Low smart Dakkada Luxury Estate, recently during the 34th anniversary celebration of the state. Osinbajo said the project was critical in job creation aside from providing shelter for the people.
Speaking, at the contract signing ceremony, Commissioner for Lands and Water resources, Pastor Umo Eno, who signed on behalf of the state government expressed the hope that both parties would work towards achieving the target of satisfying every home owner in the estate.
Eno pledged the commitment of the state government to the fulfillment of the contract and thanked the telecoms operator for its willingness to work with the state government.
He revealed that the many facilities provided in the estate like the Wifi would help the residents to tele-work, as well as provide smart living conditions for investors coming into the state.
His words: “Full broadband Internet service is for 24 hours all day. Broadband means a broad economic future, so in this estate, residents can tele-work and be productive everywhere and anywhere within it. In the Dakkada luxury estate it is productive in ubiquity.”
He also thanked Governor Udom Emmanuel, the state governor, for his decision over the luxury estate Internet project, adding that the state government has paid compensation to two out of the three communities, where the housing estate is located.
Responding, Senior Manager, Enterprise Business Sales, Nsikak Maples, said the FTTH by MTN, which is all about speed, would boost productivity in the long run and allow people to achieve so much more using the online platform.
According to him the fibre network has a highly scalable technology, resilent with high connection speed that will guarantee value for money.
Nsikak revealed that the project will also provide employment opportunities to people in the state as local content will be put in place.
His words: “The full broadband twenty four hours internet/provision of high speed fibre network for the estate will enhance high level security within the estate. Also the FTTH as provided by MTN will enhance seamless communication within and without the country for residents, provide triple play solutions in homes as well as provide a high network dependent within the estate.”
He thanked the state government for the confidence in the company and promised that it would live up to expectations to make it a reference point.
The contract signing ceremony was witnessed by top officials of the ministry, including the Permanent Secretary, Aniekan Akpan and Emma Udosenk Director of Legal Service.